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The Resource Drown, Junot Díaz

Drown, Junot Díaz

Label
Drown
Title
Drown
Statement of responsibility
Junot Díaz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ever since Diaz began publishing short stories in venues as prestigious as The New Yorker, he has been touted as a major new talent, and his debut collection affirms this claim. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Diaz uses the contrast between his island homeland and life in New York City and New Jersey as a fulcrum for his trenchant tales. His young male narrators are teetering into precarious adolescence. For these sons of harsh or absent fathers and bone-weary, stoic mothers, life is an unrelenting hustle. In Santo Domingo, they are sent to stay with relatives when the food runs out at home; in the States, shoplifting and drugdealing supply material necessities and a bit of a thrill in an otherwise exhausting and frustrating existence. There is little affection, sex is destructive, conversation strained, and even the brilliant beauty of a sunset is tainted, its colors the product of pollutants. Keep your eye on Diaz; his first novel is on the way." --Booklist
  • A collection of eleven stories by a young writer evoke his hard-fought youth in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and the bleak urban landscapes of New Jersey, combining a journalist's dispassionate eye with an ear for poetry
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Díaz, Junot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I259
LC item number
D76 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dominican Republic
  • New Jersey
  • Dominican Americans
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
  • Dominican Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • Dominican Republic
  • New Jersey
  • McFadden Lecturer
Label
Drown, Junot Díaz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • No face
  • Negocios
  • Ysrael
  • Fiesta, 1980
  • Aurora
  • Aguantando
  • Drown
  • Boyfriend
  • Edison, New Jersey
  • How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie
Control code
ocm37232271
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781573226066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37232271
  • (OCoLC)37232271
Label
Drown, Junot Díaz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • No face
  • Negocios
  • Ysrael
  • Fiesta, 1980
  • Aurora
  • Aguantando
  • Drown
  • Boyfriend
  • Edison, New Jersey
  • How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie
Control code
ocm37232271
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781573226066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37232271
  • (OCoLC)37232271

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